Outreach Training Limited to OSHA Jurisdiction. The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers private sector employers and their employees in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. OSHA training programs such as the Outreach Training Program are intended for workers covered under the OSH Act. For this reason, OSHA Outreach Training Program classes must be limited to training conducted within OSHA’s jurisdiction. Classes delivered outside of OSHA’s jurisdiction will not be recognized as Outreach Training Program classes, and trainers will not receive student course completion cards for those students.
Exception Requirements. Exceptions to these requirements may only be granted with prior approval from OSHA. Requests for exception will only be considered for training that is provided on a contract basis for a specific organization and only its employees. The contracting organization is defined as the party who has legal binding contract with the Outreach trainer to provide training outside of OSHA’s jurisdiction.Please note the following requirements for obtaining OSHA approval for training outside OSHA jurisdiction. The Outreach trainer must submit a written request for exception to OSHA at the address indicated in section IV.B. at least 60 days in advance of the scheduled training and include the following:
Primary authorized trainer
Trainer email address
Copy of trainer card
Outreach class type (indicate industry and number of hours)
Contracting organization name and address
Start and end times and dates
A topic outline which indicates each topic, the length of time each topic will be taught, and the date and time the topic will be taught.
Guest trainer name(s)
Address where training will be conducted
Typed list of employees to be trained on the contracting company letterhead.